Great alternative to the big bookies!
- Simplistic bookmaker which caters to the every day punter
- All niche sports are covered
- Quick Links available for speedy betting
- Approved betting partner of Australian sports
- Easy navigation throughout the site
- Player Bets is an incredible initiative
- Good sport odds and options
- Live chat available
- Horse racing odds are on the low side
- Lack of horse racing futures
- No livestream for racing or sports
Introduction to Mad Bookie
The team at MadBookie.com.au is certainly a little different to your usual online bookmakers. They cater to the more casual punter and with good success.
Just like their bio says, “We’re just a group of normal Aussie blokes, just like you – you’ve probably seen us at the pub on Saturday arvo!” which sums up this site well.
It was, however, bought out by TopBetta, but they kept the same feel and just upgraded some technological aspects.
Mad Bookie is a slim-line version of an online bookmaker and despite being called “cheap” by some, we prefer simple.
Mad Bookie website design
Mad Bookie’s website design is straight out of a pub TAB. It has that simple yet effective feel and there’s nothing wrong with that.
A black and red colour scheme is used throughout the site. Finding your desired market at Mad Bookie is probably the easiest of all online bookmakers.
There’s not a lot that takes your attention away from the main information. The Quick Links section has all the major upcoming sports and every single sport is clearly listed down the left-hand side of the home page.
Events that are upcoming are clearly displayed down the right of the page and it’s just so simple for users to navigate.
Our only negative criticism of the MadBookie.com.au website design is the display of horse racing odds. It could be confusing for new horse racing punters as the different odds sections aren’t defined by different colours.
That’s a minor negative for a website design which flourishes with its simplistic approach.
Mad Bookie Racing features
Mad Bookie offers local Australian and New Zealand horse racing, as well as international races, so there’s no lack of variety.
We are going to be critical of a few things on the website, however. The odds aren’t as generous as other bookmakers and they’re lacking in quality horse racing promotions.
Horse racing promotions are a big reason why some punters sign up to bookmakers and they’re sorely lacking in this area.
Another area they need to improve on is their list of horse racing futures. Mad Bookie has only a hanful of futures on offer, including the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Golden Eagle. They don’t even have a market for the Cox Plate.
There’s no international futures and they’re popular for Australasian punters.
That being said, Mad Bookie takes the simple approach to betting and if you’re looking to place a quick bet, MadBookie.com.au is the place to go for horse racing.
MadBookie.com.au Sport features
If you were disappointed with the horse racing section on MadBookie.com.au, you’re going to forgive them due to their sports section.
Mad Bookie, albeit with a simple design, packs plenty of punch into their sports betting section. All the sports options are simply laid out and there’s nothing fancy about it, but punters are getting two things in their favour.
The odds on offer are on par with most other bookmakers but they excel in the amount of betting options offered. For example, one NBA game has 229 additional markets to bet on, which doesn’t include the usual head-to-head, line and totals markets.
Players can bet on individual player stats, pick your own line and many more. This goes for most sports options and it’s great to see.
Along with a comprehensive sports betting interface, Mad Bookie offers “Player Bets”. This can be found on the top banner.
It’s a brand new prop betting product that gives punters the power to create and customise your own bets on player performance.
Punters pick a player, pick a statistic (such as total goals, tries) and then set the total they want. You decide if the player will go over or under that statistic. It’s a great system from Mad Bookie and there’s nothing like it in the online betting world.
Mad Bookie customer service
Customer service at Mad Bookie is just as good as any other bookmaker. They have an email, customer support line and live chat.
Having live chat is a massive bonus in our opinion as punters can get their questions answered immediately.
For the old school types, MadBookie.com.au even has a fax line. We didn’t know they still existed, but the option is there if needed.
Mad Bookie also has an FAQ section which answers all the popular questions.
MadBookie.com.au mobile betting
Madbookie doesn’t have an app designed. That’s a negative but punters can still access the site via their mobile devices.
The site looks good on your mobile and the simple website design allows that to happen.
Mad Bookie Payment methods
Punters can a deposit at Madbookie via the following methods:
PayPal – only available to Australian residents
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl's tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he's not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.